The Head of Public Partnerships will take the lead cultivating relationships with various government stakeholders, from the Minister of Education and offices of the Prime Minister and President of Armenia, to regional governors and multilateral organizations. The Head of Public Partnerships will serve as a member of the broader External Affairs Division, which includes Private Partnerships, Public Partnerships, as well as Marketing and Brand Strategy Departments. Together, the division focuses on making sure that Teach For Armenia becomes an enduring institution, both in terms of financial as well as government support. The Head of Public Partnerships will report directly to the Managing Director of External Affairs. Meanwhile, the Head of Public Partnerships will directly manage the Public Partnerships and Communications Manager.
For this role, the key responsibilities will include:
Cultivating Strong Government Support (30%)
- Ensure that Teach For Armenia continues to secure support from the government for its programs;
- Support team to develop Teach For Armenia’s Seroond Schools and Change-Based Learning white papers and ensure their endorsement by the MESCS through advocacy efforts;
- Maintain strong partnerships with the MESCS, legislators, regional governors and local stakeholders in order to ensure continue placement of the Teacher-Leaders;
- Cooperate with the Yerevan State University and the MESCS to ensure Teach For Armenia’s Master’s program has received state accreditation;
- Partner with government entities in order to bolster the Organization’s visibility.
Driving Partnerships with Multilateral Agencies (30%)
- Cultivate relationships with multilateral organizations in order to garner financial support;
- Partner with multilateral agencies in order to bolster the Organization’s visibility.
Maintaining Database, Tracking Progress and Overseeing Communication (20%)
- Leverage platforms such as SaleForce and Asana to steward relationships, analyze gaps, and track progress towards goals;
- Coordinate fundraising actions across the public partnerships by streamlining processes and communication.
Leading Team (10%)
- Invest in the development of the Public Partnerships and Communications Manager and the Public Partnerships Project Coordinator while ensuring that the department achieves its goals.
Participating in Org-Wide and Cross-Collaborative Initiatives (10%)
- Participate at regular org-wide events and initiatives to build up on the organizational culture and be a part of the key strategic meetings and events;
- Serve on other working groups and projects as needed.
For this role specifically, Teach For Armenia is looking for a candidate who possesses the following key competencies:
- Leading Team: As a leadership development organization, Teach For Armenia believes it is important to support the staff as they grow. The Head of Public Partnerships will be responsible for supporting, coaching, and developing his/ her teammate(s);
- Stakeholder Management: Teach For Armenia has garnered tremendous support, both in Armenia and abroad. The Head of Public Partnerships must be a master of navigating relationships with government stakeholders & leaders from multilateral agencies;
- Fundraising: Teach For Armenia is moving out of the startup phase and preparing for scale. It is important for this individual to cultivate relationships with government stakeholders and multilaterals in order to fundraise;
- Policy Advocacy: As Teach For Armenia continues to grow in influence, the Organization aims to be more strategic in prioritizing key policy areas by mobilizing the Alumni Ambassadors, Student Ambassadors, and supporters. The Head of Public Partnerships should be comfortable formulating a policy stance while investing others in the process;
- Event Coordination: Throughout the year, the Organization hosts events in order to engage stakeholders, such as education forums. The Head of Public Partnerships will ensure the events are holding up a high standard both for the content and logistics.
Aside from these core competencies, Teach For Armenia is also looking for the following qualifications:
- At least a bachelor’s degree; however, many staff members at Teach For Armenia possess a master’s degree or higher;
- At least 5 years of experience working with government stakeholders is preferred;
- Fluency in Armenian and English languages; proficiency in Russian language is a plus;
- Demonstrated track record of success in government relations and/ or experience with multilateral institutions;
- Demonstrated track record of success with fundraising with quantifiable results is preferred;
- A meaningful personal connection to the Armenian context.
Interested candidates are welcome to submit their résumé and cover letter by following the link: https://teachforarmenia.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=70
. In your cover letter, please make sure to explain what personally compels you to Teach For Armenia mission and the role. If you have been referred to this role by a current Teach For Armenia staff members, please also indicate who referred you in your cover letter. In your application, please also specify your salary expectations (in the gross amount). Also, if your résumé is in Armenian langauge, please provide an English translation.
Please clearly mention in your application letter that you learned of this job opportunity through Career Center and mention the URL of its website - www.careercenter.am, Thanks.
Teach For Armenia may be the place for those who believe it is important to foster a values-driven workplace that is centered on leadership. Its team must be comprised of culture-builders who exemplify the type of leadership it is striving to cultivate in its classrooms and across the system. This means each staff member must strive to exemplify its Core Values, hold themselves to the highest of standards, while owning up to mistakes when they falter.
TFA Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity:
Teach For Armenia is an organization that strives to elevate the voices of its students and their communities. As such it is an organization that is committed to equity and it strives to build an inclusive environment. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Teach For Armenia is a growing nonprofit working within a dynamic system. Its team must be agile as it grows in scale. Teach For Armenia is looking for leaders who are resilient and adaptive. That is to say that responsibilities may shift over time.